Will Italo auds be forever confined to being out of synch with hot pics as they galvanize the rest of the planet? As "Borat" and "Bond" are putting smiles on Euro exhibs' faces, Italians have been…
There was a time, not so long ago, when Rupert Murdoch and Silvio Berlusconi acted like best buddies, dining together at Berlusconi's Sardinian seaside estate, Villa Certosa, where in 2004 they are…
In a move likely to reshape Italy's TV landscape, Italo pubcaster RAI is making public service a main component of its mission and upping investments in European movies and local product.
The Venice, Rome and Turin film festivals have forged a collaboration agreement that is being bandied about as the first step of a peace pact between Venice and Rome.
Helmer Jon Avnet is readying "I Kill," a serial-killer thriller based on an Italian bestseller of the same name. Avnet has almost finished penning the final draft of the script, reworking a first…
An Italian fascination with life behind bars is breeding a burst of edgy TV shows using video cameras inside Italo prisons in pretty unusual ways.
UN-sponsored eco-themed film fest Desert Nights: Tales From the Desert kicks off in Rome Friday, just as Hollywood has developed a taste for green themes.
Elmore Leonard will be feted by Italy's Noir in Festival, dedicated to movies and books broadly belonging to the noir genre. The 15th edition will be held Dec. 5-11 in the Alpine resort of Courmayeur.
Italy's main movie industry orgs agreed Monday to open up the window between a film's theatrical and homevideo releases from 12 to 15 weeks but stopped short of making the decision binding.
"The Nativity Story" world preemed Sunday in the Vatican's Paolo VI Hall, marking the first time a feature film launched from the Holy See. Event was "a marketing dream come true," said New Line's…
Rome will host a high-profile international event dedicated to TV drama with July 2-7, 2007, set as the dates for its debut edition being launched in close collaboration with the Eternal City's…